[Trisquel-users] PRISM break with Trisquel and Free Software

shiretoko at web.de shiretoko at web.de
Mon Jul 8 13:21:18 CEST 2013


If you want to make a choice between running windows and a not completely  
free gnu/linux distro, you should prefer the latter.
In this case, I would recommend debian.
After you checked out the distro with your current hardware, debian offers  
you the possibility to remove the non-free parts;
so if you run well with debian and you like the system you can proceed and  
buy a freedom-friendly wireless card (for example from thinkpinguin) or, if  
your pc is old and you consider buying a new one anyway, you can choose the  
right hardware.

Debian seperates the free parts from the non-free parts in different repos.
Your current hardware will only work with parts of the non-free repos.
Once you canceled out the non-free repos from the sources.list, you run an  
almost 100% free system.

I hope this was helpful!
Abandon proprietary software is a step forward in any case. 


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